Preparing for 2013: Health Insurance Exchange

Plans and Options

NCSL Legislative Summit: Aug. 8, 2012

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Catherine Dupont, associate general counsel, Utah Legislative Research

Kenneth Munson,
regional director, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - Powerpoint/PDF file-2 pages
Representative Kris Steele, speaker of the House, Oklahoma
Senator Betty Boyd, Senate president pro tempore, Colorado - Powerpoint/PDF file-3 pages
Cynthia Crone, planning director, Arkansas Insurance Department - Powerpoint/PDF file-11 pages



On Aug. 8, 2012, NCSL convened the Preparing for 2013: Health Insurance Exchange Plans and Options issue forum at the 2012 Legislative Summit in Chicago.

By Nov. 16, 2012, states that want to run a state-based health insurance exchange will be required to provide a plan to the Department of Health and Human Services. Learn about the approval process and state actions so far to establish an exchange. Find out which states are on track to have an operational exchange by January 2014. 

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Federal Options and Requirements for States: Upcoming Deadlines, Guidance, and the Federally Facilitated Exchange
  • Considering Health Insurance Exchanges: Oklahoma’s Approach
  • State Run Health Insurance Exchange: Colorado's Approach
  • State/Federal Partnership: Arkansas's  Approach

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